Wednesday, May 6, 2015

McCoy: 'There's a reason' Kelly got rid of certain guys

He may not be able to fully describe it, but LeSean McCoy thinks there's something behind the roster decisions that his former coach has made since taking over the Philadelphia Eagles.

In an ESPN The Magazine interview set to hit newsstands May 25, McCoy elaborated on his thoughts about Chip Kelly from a Philadelphia Inquirer interview back in April, saying his motives were steered by something other than his alleged disdain for star players.

"The relationship was never really great," McCoy said via Mike Rodak of "I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that's the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That's the truth.

"There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players -- the good ones -- like that."

When asked if there were others on the Eagles that agreed with his view, McCoy pointed to ESPN reporter Stephen A. Smith's comments back in March (explained here), while also saying that "other players have talked about it."

Kelly and the organization have yet to comment on the issue, and McCoy was unavailable for comment Wednesday.

For more of McCoy's interview, click here

For Rex Ryan's reaction to the allegations, click here.

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